Spring Inspiration!

Well, it’s almost spring! I’m ready. We have a few daffodils in bloom on our side yard and the weather is, some days, warming up a bit. When I saw the colors for this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project, I knew I would create a card with daffodils using the You’re Inspiring stamp set.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

 

Be sure to go on over to the Global Design Project site and check out all the lovely projects using this color combination. Just click on the banner below.

 

Design Notes for You’re Inspiring Card:

Well, I think this card just screams “Spring”, don’t you? It was pretty easy to put together. I used Gold Heat Embossing Powder for the daffodils and then colored them in with Daffodil Delight Blends. I don’t have Lemon Lime Twist Blends (they haven’t made them) so I used Granny Apple Green. Hopefully,  I’ll be forgiven for this little ‘cheat’. The Detailed Trio Punch was an easy way to add a little detail to the front piece and proved to be a handy way to add some ribbon. For just a little more texture, I embossed the Grapefruit Grove piece with the Subtle Embossing Folder.

You're Inspiring stamp set, heat embossing, #GDP181, Subtles Embossing Folder, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.com

I don’t have a sentiment on the card. I might add something later, likely an Easter sentiment or perhaps birthday.

 

 

Purchase List for You’re Inspiring Card:

This and That:

Have you seen the third release of Sale-A-bration items?

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As if there were not already lots of great Sale-A-Bration items, Stampin’ Up! has offered a third release. This includes some Designer paper that is part of a bundle and also some products from the Annual Catalog. Yea!

Remember, there are also new items to select from.

Here’s a new stamp set called More Than Words. Nothing like a good sentiment set!

Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

And talk about coordination. Here are four sets of Framelits that coordinate with Sale-A-Bration stamp sets. And, (Yea!) a great punch. The punch coordinates with the More Than Words stamp set above. (OOPS! the Lily Framelits Dies and the Hop Around Framelits Dies have already sold out. Sorry.) Sale-A-Bration, March, 2019 release, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Ready to order? Just click on any of the images in the Purchase List and that will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use this month’s Host Code (March) AMJMEMMM,  If your order is $50 or more, I’ll send along a little gift including a hand crafted card. Oh, and then you will qualify for a Sale-A-Bration item. Winner! Winner!

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Oh Joy Fold for Global Design Project

Joy Fold. I’ve done a little research and I can’t find out why this particular fold is called Joy Fold. Nonetheless, I like it and hope you will as well. Later on in the post, I’ve provided a link to a photo tutorial for this great fold.

 

I love this color combination! These are the challenge colors over at Global Design Project this week. Here’s the banner and link so that you can go check out all the great projects.

#GDP161

Design Notes for Joy Fold Card:

A few years ago, I came upon a tutorial for this fold. I found it a bit confusing, made one card and filed it away. I decided to give it another try and think I’ve figured it out and hopefully, simplified it. It’s really like two cards in one and just not that complicated. What was my problem? Here’s a link to a photo tutorial for the Joy Fold Card. Joy Fold Tutorial

Hoy Fold card, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Eclectic Layers framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

A word of caution, don’t try to make this particular card without Tear & Tape to adhere the Burlap Ribbon to the card stock and the Eclectic Layer cut out piece to the top. It is the only thing that will work!

Hoy Fold card, Oh So Eclectic stamp set, Eclectic Layers framelits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

Supply List for the Joy Fold Card:

This list shows materials for the Color Challenge card, not the cards featured in the tutorial.

 

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Love What You Do Note Cards

Note cards – what a great invention. Sometimes, I forget what a great value they are as well. The card stock is already cut and scored and the package of 20 also includes envelopes. Today’s card features these note cards and the beautiful, Love What You Do stamp set.

 

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Isn’t this sweet? I was inspired by this week’s Global Design Project. The challenge this week was to work with a card by one of the designer and come up with out own interpretation. We could either use the same colors, the same layout or as I did, the same stamp set. Click on this logo to see the challenge page.

#GDP156, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

 

 

Design Notes for Love What You Do Note Card:

I really love the Love What You Do stamp set and when I saw that the designer, Kerstin, had used it in her inspiration card, I knew I would do the same. I went with some fall colors on my card. Isn’t Cajun Craze just the very definition of fall? I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake ink and then used Watercolor Pencils to color them in and add a little color to the stems. It was cool to see that Cajun Craze was one of the colors in Assortment 2.

After I finished coloring, I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the color. Next, I used Layering Ovals Framelits to cut it out. The background piece, also cut with Layering Ovals Framelits, is from the  Country Lane Designer Series Paper. But, I think the best part of this card is the panel behind the ovals, It’s from the Share What You Love Embellishment Kit. It’s Whisper White, but I softened it a bit by sponging it with some Cajun Craze ink.

Love What You Do stamp set, #GDP156, Watercolor Pencils, Share What You Love Embelishment Kit, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

I actually made two note cards, one with Very Vanilla and one with Whisper White. Hard to tell the difference in the pictures. Also hard to see in the picture, the Cajun Craze Card Stock is embossed with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.

Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

Supply List for Love What You Do Note Card:

Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.

Dianne

More Loveliness – Serene Garden

This week in my card classes, we used the Serene Garden stamp set. Most everyone loved the card!

Serene Garden stamp set, Aqua Painters, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

One of the things I like about this card is that you could use it for any occasion. On the inside, we used the very versatile Itty Bitty Greetings  stamp set to customize the card.

Design Notes for Serene Garden Card:

There is no way you would ever use bright colors with this set is there? Maybe one day I’ll change my mind about that but I went right to the subtles collection for this card.

 

We used the Stamparatus to stamp the dove. It’s such an easy way to make sure that the stamp is consistently perfect.

I also set up the Stamparatus to stamp the Balmy Blue line across the top. The next step was to stamp the design with VersaMark then use White Heat Emboss Powder. Once that was heated, we used Aqua Painters to fill in the colors. To be honest, it was a little tedious but my gals did a fabulous job!

 

Supply List for Serene Garden Card:

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Dianne

 

Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearly inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, Sea of Textures stamp set, Lilypad Lake stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stampin' Up!, diannescards.com

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Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

Supply List for Colorful Seasons Card:

 

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